We have 105 years worth of history shown below! 

History at Senn, Chicago & around the World will be displayed.

*Click on your yearbook below and that year's pictures shall pop up.

**Please NOTE, not all pictures from each yearbook has been added to each yearbook online. 

*** We DO NOT have yearbooks 2016-2017 yet. The current Senn Yearbook staff has been uncooperative in handing the pictures over.

We deeply apologize for this inconvenience.

1913

Nicholas Senn High School officially opens with enrollment of 710 and faculty of 22. Senn’s 1st Forum Editor - Sylvester Hoffman. Green and white selected as school colors. Benjamin F. Buck is Senn’s 1st Principal28th President Woodrow Wilson sworn into office.  1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon).

See More

1914

Senn's first commencement class of 14 graduates. First reference to Senn students as SennitesArchduke Ferdinand shot to death, sparking the outbreak for WWI to begin.

See More

1915

The first Senn Alumni Association organized.  Poison Gas (chlorine) was used for the first time. President Woodrow Wilson throws out the first pitch at the 1915 World Series.

See More

1916

 

The 1916 Olympic Games were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were cancelled due to World War I

See More

1917

President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. The Selective Service Act passes the U.S. Congress.

See More

1919

Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote.

See More

1920

The 1920 Antwerp Summer & Winter Olympic Games – the Olympic flag with the five rings signifying the universality of the Olympic Games was raised for the first time.

See More

1921

Senn HS hoping to get a new athletic field.  29th President Warren G. Harding sworn into office.  Ireland -- Irish Free State created. The Oklahoma Tulsa Race Riot erupted.

 

See More

1922

USA - Lincoln Memorial Dedicated.  USA - Reader's Digest Created.  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is created USSR.  The Irish Civil War began.

See More

1923

John Emory is Senn’s Senior PresidentSenn Alma Mater song composed.  ROTC band organized evolves into Senn Concert Band.  30th President Calvin Coolidge sworn into office.  First Home Game played at the Original Yankee Stadium.  USA - First Issue of Time Magazine.  Egypt - King Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber opened by Howard Carter. Canada - Insulin used for first time for Diabetes treatment.  Ireland - Civil War Ends.

 

See More

1924

Wrigley Building completed.  The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.  J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as the head of the FBI.  The Indian Citizenship Act passed & confers citizenship on all Native Americans born within the US.  The 1924 Paris Summer Olympic Games & the Chamonix Winter Olympic Games – the 1st Winter Olympics.

See More

1925

The Senn Cheerleaders started as early back as 1925 with only male cheerleaders.  Sears Robuck opens first store in Chicago.  The first Motel opens in San Luis Obispo, California.  

Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.  New Yorker magazine is published.  

                                                             

See More

1926

Senn Fencers Win City Championship.  New amplifying system installed in Senn HallUnited States – Chicago - Al Capone Turf Wars.  Route 66 is created & runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Radio network National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) is launched.  First successful Liquid Fuel RocketHenry Ford introduces the 40 Hour WeekHarry Houdini Dies.  First SAT College admissions tests given.

See More

1927

Work begins on Mount Rushmore sculpturing of 4 - U.S. Presidents carved into the mountain. Chicago's Buckingham Fountain is constructed.  Charles Lindbergh's Plane flies "The Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop across the Atlantic.  The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens connecting New York City with Jersey.  The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) was created.

See More

1928

Mickey Mouse appears on for the first time in Steamboat WillieThe 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympic Games. The St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games - the 1st to be held in a different nation from the Summer Games of the same year.

See More

1929

The crash of the stock market on Wall Street leads into The Great Depression begins.  31st President Herbert Hoover sworn into office.  The St. Valentine's Day Massacre on February 14th when seven gangsters rivaling Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.

See More

1930

 Unemployment in the United Kingdom hits 1 million, while it reaches 8.7% in the U.S. over 3.2 million people, nearly double what it was in previous years).  The City of Constantinople in Turkey changes its name to Istanbul.  Prohibition enforcement is strengthened and moved to the justice department.  “Betty Boop” makes her debut in "Dizzy Dishes”.  

See More

1931

Construction at Senn had begun on the wing additions (North & South) tiers of the building.  Chicago runs out of money & cannot pay its teachers for 2 months.  The Star-Spangled Banner named U.S. National Anthem.  1931 saw the doubling of unemployment to 16.3%. The Empire State Building is completed and becomes the tallest building in the world, in NYC. The classic horror film "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi is released as well as Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff.

See More

1932

*Please click to see Clayton Moore, however sadly, the 1932 yearbook has been lost forever. It is believed that Clayton Moore "The Lone Ranger" had paid the school to destroy the book as to Never show his picture without his mask.  Construction begun at Senn on the boys {large} gymnasium.  The 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games & the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games.  13 million Americans unemployed.  More than 24.5% of the population are unemployedCharles Lindbergh son is kidnapped.  20,000 World War I Veterans marched to Washington, D.C. in protest because they had been promised bonuses. 

1933

32nd  President Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn into office.  Senn teachers joined citywide protest marches demanding back pay.  Construction of two building wings completed, campus portables removed.  Repeal of Prohibition in United States allowing 3.2% beer and wine sales when the 21st Amendment is passed repealing the 18th AmendmentThe Machine Gun is demonstrated by Japanese Scientist firing 1,000 shot per minute.  The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution Is Ratified.  Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary.

See More

1934

John Herbert Dillinger #1 bank robber dies after a shootout with the FBI outside the Biograph theatre in Chicago.  Bonnie & Clyde are killed by the FBI in a shootout.  GERMANY - Adolph Hitler declares himself Der Führer and the swastika 卐 now represents the Nazi party.  The Loch Ness Monster is spotted for the first time.

See More

1935

1,200,000 People face starvation in Illinois due to lack of funding.  President Roosevelt signs the U.S. Social Security Act Providing Unemployment compensation and pensions for the elderly. Black Sunday Dust Storm hits the Great Plains and is the worst Dust Storm in U.S. history. The Hoover Dam construction has completed.  Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Pacific.  Looney Tunes character of "Porky Pig" was first introduced.  Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career.  

See More

1936

The 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games - are best remembered for Adolf Hitler’s failed attempt to use them to prove his theories of Aryan racial superiority because African-American athlete Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Olympics. And the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympic Games.

See More

1937

The Memorial Day Massacre takes place when 10 union demonstrators are killed when police open fire on union protesters in Chicago Amelia Earhart disappeared.  Snow White & the Seven Dwarves debuts.  The German airship Hindenburg bursts into flames while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Daffy Duck debuts.  Golden Gate Bridge officially opens. 

See More

1938

Senn's Silver Jubilee. Happy 25th Anniversary SennOrson Welles's radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing mass panic in the eastern United States.  Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.   March of Dimes, was founded.  The First use of A seeing eye dogs occurs.  The Senn Majorettes or Batonneers later commonly called the Senn Twirlers had started up, wearing their elaborate costumes & dazzling many. Senn’s 1938 graduating class is 515.

 

See More

1939

Senn teacher June McCarthy dies in her class & the student body attended her memorial. Nazi Germany attacks Poland, France, Australia & the United Kingdom declare war on Germany.  This is the start of World War II.  Regular television broadcasts began.  The Great Depression endsLou Gehrig retires from Major League Baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. The Wizard of Oz & Gone with the Wind premiers.

See More

1940

The Senn Graduating class is 536.  The 1940 Olympic Games - had not been held due to World War IIThe first Captain America comic book was published.  Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award.  Italy declares war on France & the United Kingdom.

See More

1941

Senn's first Principal Benjamin Buck dies.  Senn's largest class to graduate to date is now 642.  Japan attacks the United States by bombing Pearl Harbor, "a day which will live in infamy" & President Roosevelt asks Congress to declare War on the Empire of Japan.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his 3rd term as President.  Citizen Kane premieres.

See More

1942

As a Senn Senior, Paul Murray plans to join the US Army & fight forces in WWII.   Senn Graduating class 642Minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18. First Nuclear Chain Reactor created in a lab at the University of Chicago. Congress creates the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps ( WAAC ). United Nations Organization after the end of World War II. 

See More

1943

The Senn Cheerleaders had consisted of both male & females for that all time cheer.  Frank Sinatra performs in Senn Hall.  Girls allowed to participate in Military Corps (R.O.T.C.).  The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is created & later on a movie was made in it's honor called "A League of their Own".   The U.S. Pentagon building is competed.  Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C is Completed.

See More

1944

Senn Graduating Class - 547.  The 1944 Olympic Games - had not been held due to World War II.  June 6 – World War II – Battle of Normandy: commonly known as D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term.

See More

1945

Senn gets an electronic scoreboard for the gym.  33rd President Harry S. Truman sworn into office after the death of President Franklyn D. Roosevelt.  U.S. detonates an Atomic Nuclear Bombs nicknamed "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan and a 2nd bomb named "Fat Man" over the city of Nagasaki, Japan resulting in the end of WWII.  The first German War Crimes trial begins in Nuremberg.

See More

1946

United Nations' 1st meeting is held.  Bikinis  first debuts in Paris.  Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives his famous "Iron Curtain" speech while visiting the U.S.   U.S. troops seize control of US Railroads during rail unions strike.

See More

1947

Senn welcomes 650 Freshmen.  "Miracle on 34th Street" premieres.  Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American to play in MLB.  The National Security Act was created during bring the Department of Defense.  A UFO allegedly found in the Roswell.  Polaroid Camera is first demonstrated.  The start of the Cold War which endured over 4 decades, from 1947 until into the late 1980'sUN votes in favor of the creation of an Independent Jewish State of IsraelCIA is established.  

See More

1948

Principal David M. Davidson steps down.  3rd  Principal William G. Wilson takes over at Senn490 Graduating class!  CHICAGO - A Mom of 4 sells her children due to hard times & not being able to care for them.   The 1948 London Summer Olympic Games & the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games.  Mahatma Gandhi is murdered.

See More

1949

446 Senn Graduates.  The Geneva Convention is agreed providing an agreement on the treatment of prisoners.  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Established.  6.75 Richter scale earthquake in Ecuador kills 6000 and destroys 50 towns.  1st. Emmy Awards for TV first presented.  George Orwell's book 1984 is published. Berlin Blockade officially comes to an end. 

See More

1950

The Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South KoreaDiners Club credit card was the first multi-purpose charge card. President Harry S. Truman places America's railroads under the control of the U.S. Army.  President Truman approved construction of the hydrogen bomb. Great Brinks Robbery. 

See More

1951

Principal William G. Wilson leaves Senn4th Principal Harry Carr now leads the school.  "I Love Lucy" premieres on CBS.  "The Day the Earth Stood Still" debuts.  The 1st. direct-dial coast to coast telephone call was made.  Alice in Wonderland debuts.  22nd Amendment is ratified which limits US presidential term of office to 8 yrs ( 2 terms ).  The Great Flood of 1951 in Midwest United States.

 

See More

1952

Senn welcomes 613 Freshmen.  The 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympic Games & the Oslo Winter Olympic Games.  Israel & Soviet Union join Olympic Games.  1st. Chevrolet Corvette completed.  Mr. Potato Head toy debuts. Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” published.  Charlie Chaplin refused entry back to the US after living here for 20 years.  London Smog kills 4000 people.  300 Die of Polio in U.S 57,000 children are paralyzed prior to the widespread use of Polio vaccine.

See More

1953

Senn Key Club named outstanding in country, 4 years after its establishment.  Senn is awarded citywide Bellamy Flag for student academic & faculty achievements.  SENN TIMES subscriptions reach 2100.  34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower sworn into office.  First Polio Vaccine Developed.   President Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450 which defined controversial hiring & firing rules for Gov. Employment.  SCOTUS gave power to enforce right-to-work laws.  Unions gained strength with more & more workers belonging to unions. Queen Elizabeth II crowned queen of England

See More

1954

Senn offers Advanced Placement courses, the first Chicago High School to do so.  Lyric Theatre of Chicago (Lyric Opera) founded.  Johnson Products Company in business.

See More

1955

The 1st. McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in the suburb of Des Plaines.  1st. section of Congress Expressway (Dwight D. Eisenhower) opens.  WTTW's first broadcast airs.  USS Nautilus  becomes the 1st. operational nuclear powered submarine.  "The Mickey Mouse Club" debuts on ABC.  First Guinness Book of World Records Published of which, Senn later becomes a part of the book for having more nationalities under their roof than the United Nations had at that time.  Disneyland opens in California.  Rosa Parks, an African-American, is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

See More

1956

Principal Harry Carr moves on to Austin High.  5th Principal Samuel Nowinson takes on Senn’s top job.  Senn Majorettes had taken 1st place in the Nationals. They performed at assemblies, parades, festivals, & street fares.  The 1956 Melbourne Stockholm Summer Olympic Games & the Cortina D’Ampezzo Winter Olympic Games.  USSR team, which immediately won more medals than any other nation.   The epic film "The Ten Commandments" premieres.  The first hard disk is invented by IBM.   Alabama Bus segregation laws declared illegal by US Supreme Court.

See More

1957

Senn Boys gymnasium dedicated to Albert Shaffner, baseball, basketball, fencing coach for 47 years.  Dick Clark's American Bandstand” debut.  Asian Flu pandemic claims over 150,000 lives world wide.  1957 was the peak of the Baby Boomer years.  Toyota starts selling cars in the USUnited States Little Rock NineNational Guard is used to prevent nine African American students from entering Central High School, shortly after Federal troops charge defiant protesters with fixed bayonets to ensure nine African American Students can attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.  

See More

1958

Sennaids service projects merged Senior Girls and Senior Hostesses.  Our Lady of the Angels School Fire killing a total of 92 pupils & 3 nunsChicago's last streetcar ran & at one time, Chicago had the largest streetcar system in the world.  NASA National Aeronautics & Space Administration is formed.  U.S. launches the Explorer 1 satellite while Soviet Union successfully launches the Sputnik 3 satellite.  US Unemployment reaches 5.2 million.  Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army.

See More

1959

6th Principal Dr. John F. Erzinger, a Senn alumnus himself is welcomed replacing Nowinson.  Work began on Senn Park west of school, Greenview Avenue is removed between Thorndale & Ridge.  Second City comedy troupe active.  St. Lawrence Seaway opens linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean; Queen Elizabeth visits Chicago & arrives at Monroe Harbor (later calling it) Queens landing.  Alaska is admitted to the union & becomes the 49th state & Hawaii is admitted to the the Union & became the 50th State.   Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba.

See More

1960

7th Principal Dr. Benedict Amar takes over the helm at Senn replacing Erzinger. The 1st Playboy Club opens in Chicago. Nixon-Kennedy is the first televised presidential debate held.  The 1960 Rome Summer Olympic Games & the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic Games.  John F Kennedy wins presidential Election. The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers are going to be sent to Vietnam.  Classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” published.  Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight after having won the Gold Medal in Rome in the Olympic games

See More

1961

CHICAGO - DuSable Museum of African American History established.   35th President John F. Kennedy sworn into office.  Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space, Freedom Riders took buses into the South to bravely challenge segregation, and East Germany began construction of the Berlin Wall.  Executive Order #10924 which created the Peace Corps.  CIA mount unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Castro known as the Bay of Pigs.  The first Six Flags theme parks opens.  23rd Amendment to the Constitution is Ratified.  President Kennedy asks Congress for $531 million to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.   

See More

1962

Senn Alumnus Harold Ramis graduates & later becomes famous actor, director & producer.  John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.  President Kennedy announces to the nation the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to President Kennedy three months later Monroe died of a drug overdose.  Space Needle an observation tower in Seattle is completed for the 1962 World's Fair.  Marvel's Spider-Man superhero makes his first appearance.  US Navy SEALS are created.  First Kmart opens.  

 

 

See More

1963

Senn's Golden Jubilee. Happy 50th Anniversary Senn.  First computer classes offered at Senn & the January mid-term biennial graduation commencements are discontinued. O'Hare Airport opens.  35th President John F. Kennedy assassinated36th President Lyndon B. Johnson sworn into office. Jack Ruby murders Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.  Alcatraz Penitentiary known as "the Rock" Closes.   Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech.

See More

1964

Southwest Expressway I-55 (Adlai E. Stevenson) completed.  President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law ending the Jim Crow laws that had legalized segregation in the U.S.  since the end of slavery and the Civil War.  End of the Baby Boomers GenerationThe 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games & the Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games.  The Boston Strangler "Albert DeSalvo" is capturedWarren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy concludes Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone.  1st. Beatles US Album "Introducing the Beatles" is released.  

See More

1965

8th Principal Thomas F. Coffey brings new leadership to Senn as Amar moves on.  TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program established, first of its kind in CPS system here at Senn.  3,500 US Marines arrive in South Vietnam.   SELMADr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. President Johnson sends a bill to Congress that forms the basis for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The St. Louis Arch standing at 630-foot-tall is completed.  President Johnson announces increase the number of troops in Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.  

See More

1966

Richard Speck murders 8 Nurses in Chicago.  Martin Luther King Jr. marches in Chicago.  Chicago Civic Center dedicated; Picasso sculpture unveiled.   Miranda Rights come into being after the SCOTUS overturns the conviction of a confessed rapist ruling he had not been properly informed of his right to council and to not testify against himself.   U.S. Department of Transportation is created.  "Batman" & "Star Trek" series debuts.  U.S. has nearly 500,000 troops in Vietnam.  Race Riots rise across America.  

See More

1967

CHICAGO - Snowstorm of 67' drops 23" of snow, closing the city for several days. McCormick Place Fire burns to the ground.  Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the SCOTUS.  Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Town of Winneconne in the state of Wisconsin declared its sovereignty.  25th Amendment to the constitution is ratified which deals with succession to the Presidency. Interracial Marriage is declared constitutional by SCOTUS in the "Loving v. Virginia" case.  US Navy pilot Senator John McCain is shot down over North Vietnam & spent 5 1/2 years in prison.  

See More

1968

The Democratic National Convention & Riots in Chicago, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters battle police in the streets & Mayor Richard J. Daily gave "Shoot to kill" orders to CPD.   At SENN In wake of Democrat Convention confrontations & black student boycotts, Afro-American Club created.  CBOE establishes Afro-American History courses.  Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated by James Earl RayU.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is Assassinated by Sirhan SirhanPresident Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act. The 1968 Mexico Summer Olympic Games & the Grenoble Winter Olympic Games.

See More

1969

Black Panther Fred Hampton assassinated.  The Chicago 8 trial opens.  100-floor John Hancock Center was built.  First moon landing Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong & Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon saying: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".  37th President Richard M. Nixon sworn into office.  The Beatles record "Abbey Road".  U.S. Air Force closed its Project ( Blue Book ) concluding there was no evidence of UFO's.  Draft lottery to determine draft into US Forces for Vietnam War.  Stonewall Riot in NYC. 

See More

1970

Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded.  Soul Train debuts.  NASA's Apollo 13 mission to moon Accident.  US Invades Cambodia.  Several students are shot and killed by the National Guard at anti-war protests at Kent State University.  Chicago Seven defendants found guilty of intent to incite a riot in 1968 {later overturned by Court of Appeal}.  First Earth Day celebrated. 100,000 people demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War.  Worlds Population reaches 3.63 billionCongress passes the 26th Amendment & lowers the voting age to 18.  

See More

1971

Senn's 9th Principal John T. Martin moves up from vice-principal after being voted in by the LSC & replacing outgoing Principal Thomas F. Coffey.  Little Big HornSenn’s school within a school for Native Americans, is opened.  Walt Disney World Theme Park is opened.  Mariner 9 becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was created.  Harris public opinion poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the war in Vietnam.  Federal Express is started.  Charles Manson & three of his followers receive the death penalty.

See More

1972

The 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games & the Sapporo Winter Olympic Games11 Israel Athletes murdered by Arab Gunman at Summer Munich Olympic Games. The IOC orders all games to be paused for 34 hours.  United Airlines Flight 553 crashes killing 45 people including US Rep. George Collins & wife of an Indicted Watergate conspirator carrying $10,585. in cash.  Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee the start of the Watergate Scandal, "Deep Throat." reveals Examination of the burglars.   Governor George Wallace shot 3 times leaving him paralyzed.

See More

1973

Racial Riots throughout SENN had created more police presence.  First International Festival staged; tradition continues annually.  Pom Pon girls organized to perform at sports events and to be named the Sennsationals.  Sears Tower (later Willis Tower) completed, becoming world’s tallest building for the next 30 years.  SCOTUS rules on Roe v. Wade making abortion a US constitutional right.  Spiro Agnew, the VPOTUS under Richard Nixon, resigned over tax evasion. Vietnam War ends with the signing of peace. World Trade Center becomes tallest building in the world.   Bahamas gains Independence from Great Britain. 

See More

1974

CHICAGOSteppenwolf Theatre Company founded.  38th President Gerald R. Ford sworn into office after President Richard Nixon resigns to avoid impeachment over Watergate.  Stephen King publishes his debut novel "Carrie".   55 MPH Speed Limit imposed to preserve gas usage US wide.  President Ford announces an amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.  In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States. Kootenai Native American Tribe in Idaho declares war on the United States

See More

1975

Chicago's Deep Tunnel Project begins which will carry runoff rain water away. War in Vietnam comes to an end, a series of events leads to the fall of Saigon.  The British Conservative Party chooses it's first women leader, Margaret Thatcher. Sony released their Betamax video cassette.  Jaws debuts. Patty Hearst becomes Most Wanted & is arrested for armed robbery.  Unemployment Rate in the US reaches 9.2%.  Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again.  US Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft link up in space & Russian cosmonauts & American astronauts shake hands.

See More

1976

America's celebrates 200 years of Independence & SENN participates in Bicentennial events.  The 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games were marred by an African boycott involving 22 countries however, Nadia Comaneci wins 3 gold medals at the Montreal Olympics with seven perfect scores.  the Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games.  Rocky debuts.  Jimmy Carter wins election.  NASA unveils the first space shuttle, the Enterprise.  First Commercial Concorde Flights take off.  The Six Million Dollar Man. The $2.00 bill Issued. Son of Sam terrorizes the city.

See More

1977

Chicago Marathon begins & becoming 1 of the top 6 marathons around the world.  39th President Jimmy Carter sworn into office.  New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting & disorder.  Atari 2600, also known as the Atari Video Computer System debuts.  Elvis Presley, is found dead.  The first Star Wars film,  Episode IV - A New Hope, premieres.  “Saturday Night Fever”  debuts bringing the Beginning of the DISCO eraThe TV Mini Series "Roots" is aired on ABC.  The Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline opens. Carter pardons American Draft dodgers of the Vietnam War Period.

See More

1978

Chicago's Heavy snowstorm & city's perceived slow response lead to upset of incumbent 39th Mayor Michael Anthony Bilandic as he then lost to 40th Mayor Jane Byrne.  NASA unveils the first group of women astronauts including Sally Ride.  US Teachers strike extend summer holidays for thousands of students.  The Volkswagen Beetle stops production.   Serial killer David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam," is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.  Susan B. Anthony Dollar is minted.  Grease, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, National Lampoon's Animal House are popular movies.

See More

1979

Jane Byrne elected first female mayor of Chicago.  American Airlines Flight 191 crashes killing 73 people making it the single most deadly crash.  Michael Jackson releases his breakthrough album "Off the Wall".  ESPN launches on cable TV.  Voyager 1 spacecraft releases photos of Saturn's Rings.  During the "Death to the Klan March" organized by white supremacists open fire killing five marchers.

See More

1980

The SENN Pep Club started & they gave additional cheer & pep to all games & rallies.  The 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games with a US-led boycott reduced the number of participating nations to 80 & the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games.  Rubik’s Cube puzzle toy debuts.  Iran-Iraq war begins.  CNN (Cable News Network) began broadcasting.  The Beatles member John Lennon was shot & killed by obsessed fan.  US Population is 226,504,825.  Japan becomes the worlds largest auto producing country.

See More

1981

40th President Ronald Reagan sworn into office. The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer.  Hill Street Blues TV show premieres.  First Space Shuttle Mission Columbia successfully carried two astronauts, Robert Crippen & John Young, into space.  “Raiders of the Lost Ark” makes its debut.  An unknown piece of music written by Mozart is discovered.  Air Traffic Controllers Strike causing chaos in the US & President Ronald Reagan fires them breaking the ATC union illegally.  The first American test-tube baby, is born.

See More

1982

SENN Soccer takes City Championship.  With no ROTC representing Senn at the time, the Senn Honor Guard created to carry colors & perform at public events. The Honor Guard not only carried the nation’s flag but now new Senn High School flags as well bearing the bulldog & the school colors. Tylenol capsules laced with potassium cyanide kill 7 in Chicago.   Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” released.   The break-up of the AT&T ordered by US Government.  Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is dedicated. Largest cash robbery in History occurs in New York when $9,800,000 is stolen from an armored car. Gallon of Gas = 91 cents.  

See More

1983

ALL sports teams make it to playoffs Senn's Brenda Harris is awarded "Dedicated Teacher"  from DePaul University.   Harold Washington elected first African American mayorChicago Ordinance banning handguns takes effect.  US invades Grenada 5,000+ Marines were sent to the island after the government was overthrown in a bloody coup by a Cuban trained military.  Brinks  robbery at Heathrow Airport making off with three tons of gold bars valued at $37.5 million.  Under President Reagan - Unemployment Rises in the US to 12 million the highest figure since 1941.

 

See More

1984

Nicholas Senn High School's Name changed to Senn Metropolitan Academy of Liberal Arts & Technology; curricula features wide range of technical courses.  Uniform disciplinary code adopted.  A Rapid Transit Line extended to O’Hare Airport named the Blue Line.  The Chicago Cubs reach the postseason for the first time since 1945, but fell short in Game 5 of the NLCS playoff's.  The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games & the Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games.  Space Shuttle Discovery launches for its maiden flight.  Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

See More

1985

Chicago's State of Illinois Center (later James R. Thompson Center) opens.  TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah.  The Italian Cruise Liner "Achille Lauro " is hijacked by Palestinian Terrorists.  The first Mobile Phone Call Is Made in the UK.  Route 66 is removed from the United States Highway System.  Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader.  A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.  The Unabomber kills his first victim.  Insurance companies begin screening for Aids for life insurance causing outcry by civil liberties groups.

See More

1986

The Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX.  Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions, Inc. in business.  Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after takeoff watched by people “live on TV” around the world. A nuclear power station in Chernobyl, exploded causing a huge nuclear disaster causing release of radioactive material across much of Europe.  Comet Halley reaches the closest point to the Earth, during its second visit to the solar systemMike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history.  Smoking is banned on all public transport including trains, planes, busses and coaches. 

 

See More

1987

Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington dies at 65.  Sitcom, “Full House,” debuts.   Baby "M" Case the First Case in an American court ruling on the validity of Surrogacy is declared by a New Jersey court over custody rights of "Baby M" re a surrogacy agreement with Mary Beth Whitehead.  Simpsons first Appear.   Supernova is observed, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604.  Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  US Population Estimated at 244.6 Million.  Disposable Contact Lenses became available for commercial distribution.  

See More

1988

Senn's Diamond  Jubilee. Happy 75th Anniversary SennThe 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games 159 nations participating & the Calgary Winter Olympic Games the first time, the Winter Games extended to 16 days, including three weekend.  Lights are installed in Wrigley Field.   After 8 years & 1.5 million dead the Iran -- Iraq war ends.  Iraq carries out Poison Gas Attack On Kurds.  new drug Crack appears (A derivative of Cocaine).  Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed by a forest fire.  The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet. 

See More

1989

41st President George H. W. Bush sworn into office.  Galileo Spacecraft is launched by NASA.  SCOTUS ruled that flag burning as a form of political protest is an act of protected speech under the First Amendment to the Constitution.  Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed.  Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (11 million gallonsof oil.  US Government provides a $150 billion bail out for hundreds of saving and loan associations.  The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System is placed into orbit & Voyager II passes the planet Neptune.  Nintendo begin selling the Game Boy.  

See More

1990

Saddam Hussein orders Iraq invasion of Neighboring Kuwait.  Operation Desert Shield Begins as the United States & UK send troops to Kuwait.  The most complete skeleton of a T-Rex is found in South Dakota (Sue) and later ends up on display at the Chicago Field Museum.  Earthquake in Iran kills 50,000Nelson Mandela released after 27 years in prison.  President George Bush & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a historic agreement to end production of chemical weapons   Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. Electrician Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland. 

See More

1991

922 Homicides Made Chicago's 1991 Year To Forget.  Operation Desert Storm UN Coalition Force led by the US & including many Arab & European countries Bombs Iraq.  RussiaBoris Yeltsin wins first free elections for Russia's first popularly-elected president.  Soviet Union - First Steps Taken to Dissolve USSR.  Mike Tyson is arrested and charged with raping Desiree Washington.  Jeffrey Dahmer arrested after the remains of 11 men & boys are found his refrigerator.  Police Brutality Captured On Film in California in the case of Rodney King arrest.   Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union & the Soviet Union officially ceases to exist.  

See More

1992

John T. Martin retires having served 21 years & 10th Senn Principal Christine Clayton Senn's 1st. Female principal & 1st. African-American principal.  Great Flood of 1992 basements & tunnels throughout downtown Chicago were flooded with 124 million gallons of water from the Chicago River.  The 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic Games were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer GamesThe Barcelona Summer Olympic Games take place25,000 U.S. forces sent to Somalia as part of an effort to restore peace.  President George H.W. Bush signs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Prince Charles & Princess Diana separate.

See More

1993

CBOE threatened to end SENN sports, extracurricular activities, businesses, individuals contribute over $1 million to salvage season. Boys allowed in joining cheerleading squads. *(Boys originally led the squads in 1925). Orange Line opens to Midway Airport.  Man convicted in 1993 massacre at Brown's Chicken claims new evidence. The 42nd President William J. Clinton sworn into office. Brady bill requiring background checks of prospective buyers is signed into law. World Trade Center is bombed.  2 former police officers are convicted of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King. The FBI Waco Siege leaving 4 agents dead & 16 wounded, & 80+ Branch Davidians killed

See More

1994

SENN New attendance system installed, features individual student bar-coded cards.  The 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games is the 1st year the Summer & Winter Games were separated. Tonya Harding wins the National Figure Skating championship title but is stripped of her title following an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan. Nelson Mandela becomes President of South Africa.  OJ Simpson flees police in his white ford bronco & wanted for murder of his ex wife Nicole Brown & Ron Goldman.  Brazil Wins 1994 World Cup in US.  MLB Players Association 232 day strike causing 1994 season to be cancelled

See More

1995

Tereca Woods is first female football player in Senn history.  Senn's Boy's Gymnastic team takes city.  Chicago Deadly Heat Wave which led to 739 heat-related deaths with temps up to 106 degrees.  A car bombing by Timothy McVeigh kills 168 people at the Oklahoma Federal Building. NASA’s Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter. Michael Jordan returns to NBA, ending his retirement.  NASA’s Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter.  OJ Simpson found innocent. Megan's Law is passed to make parents aware of the presence of convicted sex offenders in their neighborhood. Grateful Dead break up. 

See More

1996

11th Principal Judith R. Hernandez like her predecessor Christine Clayton had also worked at Senn High School for a great number of years at Senn & is the 2nd woman to become principal and the school's 1st Hispanic.  The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games were given a dramatic & emotional start when the cauldron was lit by sporting legend Muhammad Ali. However, tragedy struck when a terrorist bomb exploded in the Centennial Olympic Park. 2 people died & a further 110 people were injured.  Prince Charles & Princess Diana get divorced.  30 Black churches in Mississippi are burned to the ground. 

See More

1997

Lincoln statue dedicated in Senn Park. Senn's International Baccalaureate program, offering challenging college preparatory courses, is authorized. Princess Diana is killed in a car crash her funeral watched by 1.5 billion people around the world. NASA Pathfinder lands on Mars. 70 people are gunned down by Islamic extremists in Egypt's Valley of The Kings. Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State.  Mother Teresa Dies in Calcutta.  Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield's ear during a match and is suspended from boxing.  A civil jury panel finds OJ Simpson Guilty & ordered to make payments to the Goldman family.  Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters.  The Simpsons becomes the longest-running prime-time animated series.

See More

1998

The Chicago Bulls won their sixth NBA Championship in eight years. 2 Chicago boys, ages 7 and 8, have been charged with murdering an 11-year-old girl; striking her with a rock, sexually molesting her & suffocating her with her own underwear. The 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games had Snowboarding debuted as an official discipline. Curling returned to the Olympic Winter program, this time with a tournament for both men & women.  The search engine Google is founded & started up. Assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) begins. Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with  intern Monica Lewinsky & Impeached for perjury & obstruction of justice. James Byrd Jr, a 49-year-old African-American man is dragged to his death behind a pickup truckThe Worlds largest suspension Bridge 1.234 miles in Japan opens. 

See More

1999

The year Prince wanted us all to party like its 1999.  Ford Acquires Volvo.  F5 tornado slams in Oklahoma City killing 38 people. The United States Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury & obstruction of justice.  SpongeBob SquarePants” premieres.  Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de FranceDr. Jack Kervorkian was sentenced for the 2nd-degree murder of Thomas Youk's  assisted suicide.  Columbine High School Massacre 2 boys - 17 & 18, go on a shooting rampage at their school killing 13 (12 students & 1 teacher) & injuring 21 others.  Americans push Congress for changes in gun laws, so then a New US Gun Control Bill Rejected for new controls going too far, & new controls not going far enough.  My Space was officially introduced to the Internet.  The release of Napster.  The West Nile Virus first appears.  U.S. women's soccer team wins the FIFA Women's World Cup champions. 

See More

2000

Y2K is feared around the world. The 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games where the Triathlon & taekwondo were two new additions to the Olympic program. State of Vermont passes legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster. Bush Vs. Gore - SCOTUS rules to end the vote recount in Florida, giving the presidency to George W. Bush after a prolonged legal battle following the election. Lifespan in US is now 77.5 years.  Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate representing New York. 

See More

2001

Chicago International Speedway is opened.  Boeing moves its headquarters in Chicago.  43rd. President George W. Bush sworn into office. al-Qaeda Terrorists attack World Trade Center in NYC using hijacked passenger aircraft & crashing an aircraft into the Pentagon, and a Virginia field killing nearly 3000 people. 911 Never Forget!  Dale Earnhardt who had won a record 7 Nascar championships dies in a last-lap crash at Daytona 500.  Anthrax attacks spreads fear amongst the American Public. The Republican controlled House voted for the Economic Growth & Tax Relief Reconciliation Act.  The shoe bomber, attempts to blow up an American Airlines plane. 

See More

2002

 Senn - All windows, & lawn sprinkler system replaced. Chicago's Lakeview Polar Bear Club founded.  The 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games have extended to 78 events.  Halle Berry is the 1st black actress to win the Academy Award for Best ActressThe Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European. 2 Snipers in Washington DC area kill 10 people & injure 3 more. Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her family home {Found Alive in 2003}. President Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security.   No Child Left Behind Act. Kelly Clarkson wins the First American Idol Contest. 

See More

2003

Senn Achievement Academy established for 8th graders who haven’t met promotion criteria for high school.  Senn Gay Straight alliance formed.  Student Health Clinic opened on campus.  NASA Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.  Meigs Field closed after having large X-shaped gouges dug into the runway surface by bulldozers in the middle of the night ordered by Mayor Dailey in fear of the recent 911 plane bombing at the WTC.  Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.  Armed undercover "sky marshals" are used on all planes.  Justice Roy Moore, is suspended when he refused to take down the Ten Commandments from an Alabama state justice building. 

 

See More

2004

Millennium Park opens.  Facebook social site launches. Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl.  Former President Ronald Reagan dies.  NASA The Cassini-Huygens orbiter & probe entered Saturn’s orbitThe 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games comes home to its mother country with 301 events & a total of 10,625 athletes.  The CIA admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  60th anniversary of D-Day is remembered.  Boston Red Sox win the World Series in baseball for the first time since 1918Martha Stewart is convicted of a felony & sentenced to 5 months in prison.  Scott Peterson is found guilty for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson.

 

See More

2005

At Senn 12th Principal Richard S. Norman takes the helm.  The Chicago White Sox win their first World Series in 88 years.  Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama coastal areas. Levees separating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, Louisiana were breached by the surge, ultimately flooding roughly 80% of the city of New Orleans & 1600 perished in the aftermath.  "YouTube" was founded.  Michael Jackson is found not guilty of Child Molestation Charges.  President George W. Bush acknowledged he'd personally authorized a secret eavesdropping program in the U.S. following Sept. 11 and  he signed the new act making it harder for those with large debts to wipe clean their financial slates by declaring bankruptcy under Chapter 7 "New Bankruptcy Law". 

See More

2006

Green initiative with community gardens established on Senn's main campus.  Chicago - U.S. immigration reform protests draw over 400,000.  The Bean is installed in Millennium Park.  The year ended with 478 homicidesVice President Dick Cheney shoots a man in the face Social media Twitter launches.  Pluto demoted as a planetCrocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dies from a stingray who's barb stabbed him in the heart. Iraq's leader, Saddam Hussein, was found guilty of crimes against humanity & sentenced to death by hanging.  Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion.  Serial Shooter killers Dale S. Hausner & Samuel John Dieteman are caught & charged for the drive by murders of 6 people in Phoenix. The 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games had a record 2,508 athletes from 80 committees.

See More

2007

Senn AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) college preparatory program certified for third consecutive year, is serving as statewide model. New state-of-art  Senn science labs installed A student on Virginia Tech Campus goes on a killing spree leaving over 30 students dead.  A Bridge over the Mississippi river on I35W collapses with cars dropping the 50ft into the river, due to quick responses by emergency services only 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy.  Apple Company releases the very first iPhone.  world's largest ship the "Liberty of the Seas" a passenger cruise ship goes into service.  Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress.   An earthquake measuring 8.0 strikes the central coastal area of Peru leaving 500 dead

 

See More

2008

The Senn Spirit team now organized is a combination of Cheerleaders & Pom-Pon Girls started.  Senn Friends Forever Alumni organized and had reunited alumni for various multi-class year events; like fund raisers, dances & picnics.  US President-elect Barack Obama makes his victory speech in Chicago's Grant Park.  A Cop kills a Cougar roaming the city. On Valentines day, a gunman Steven Kazmierczak opens fire at the Northern Illinois University killing five & injuring twenty-one, before committing suicideThe 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games - several hundred million watched worldwide on TV as more than 40 world records & over 130 Olympic records were broken.  General Motors Corp. reports the largest ever recorded loss for a maker of $38.7 billion loss

See More

2009

44th. President Barack H. Obama sworn into office giving America's first African-American president.  The World Health Organization declares H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", as a global pandemic.  Michael Jackson dies in strange circumstances & brings worldwide outpouring of grief.  US Airways Flight 1549 after being struck by a flock of Canada geese shortly after takeoff Piloted by Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger makes a successful Crash landing in the Hudson River.  President of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira, is assassinated.  Pirates Attempt Hijack of MV Maersk Cargo Ship 280 miles southeast of Eyl, Somalia, Hijack Fails but they take the Captain Richard Phillips as a hostage, however the US Navy Seals come in & rescue him. In 2013 his story becomes a movie starring Tom Hanks. 

See More

2010

Senn Hall totally renovated at cost of $4.6 million.  Principal Richard S. Norman retires.  13th. Principal Susan A. Lofton comes to Senn from Steinmetz High School vice-principal job.   New HVAC system installed at cost of $10 million. CBOE approves Senn magnet fine arts program.  Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.  The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games with 17 days of Olympic Games events, 2566 athletes, 82 participating countries, 10,000 media representatives, 3 billion television viewers worldwide.  IL. bans text while driving. Ralm Emanuel leaves the White House to run for Mayor of Chicago race.  Healthcare Reform Bill-Affordable Care Act (ACA) passes & signed into law.  Tea Party numbers grow in the US. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf. 

See More

2011

Senn Friends Forever Alumni web site established and run by the alumni, showing Senn High School’s history, honoring its famed alumniveteransprincipals, sports, & teachersSenn centennial planning begins & is adopted as the Senn Senntennial 2013.  Same Sex Marriage now allowed statewide in IL. Rahm Emanuel becomes Chicago's mayor. 900 cars abandoned on Lake Shore Drive due to Blizzard. The Last of Cabrini Green towers torn down. Osama Bin Laden killed by Seal Team SixArizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot along with 12 others killing 6 including a 9 yr. old girl. NASA launches the Juno spacecraft with a Jupiter mission. Kate Middleton & Prince William are married. Occupy Wall Street movement highlighting income inequality. 

See More

2012

Honorary street signs (Senn Centennial Way 2013) designated on the 4 corners of school periphery. Loyola partnered with Senn on multiple fronts, one of those being the formation of a state of the art Digital Journalism program. The four year curriculum is for students interested in finding their voices through print and broadcast media. Thanks to a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Senn has opened up a $30,000 broadcast studio that includes two cameras, a mixer, and Apple computers with sophisticated editing software. Students focus on writing original news articles about topics ranging from Senn’s many accolades to global politics.  38th G8 summit & 2012 Chicago Summit takes place in Chicago.  NBC's "Chicago Fire" premieres.  A gunman at the "The Dark Knight Rises" movie in Aurora, Colorado, opens fire killing 12 & injuring 58 people. "Curiosity Rover" successfully lands on MarsSandy Hook Elementary shooting killing 26 people, most of the victims were 6-7 yr. old children. The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. The Mayan calendar runs down, but the World did Not End.

See More

2013

Senn's Platinum  Senntennial. Happy 100th Anniversary Senn High School. Senn Senntennial climaxes with a gala celebration in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.  Senn's Bulldogs Jessica Velez class of 2014 is the 2nd female to be on the football team in the position of running back.  Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup scoring 2 goals in 17 seconds to defeat the Boston Bruins.  Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in all of his Tour de France wins.  Boston Marathon Bombing - 2 bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon killing 3 & injuring 264 people.  President Obama is inaugurated for his second term.  North Korea continues missile & nuclear tests despite international pressure.  Edward Snowden leaks information about the NSA's secret internet and cell-phone data gathering program.

 

 

 

 

See More

2014

Nik Wallenda walked along a tightrope between three buildings in Chicago, crossing over the Chicago River without a tether or net to catch him if he fell.  After completing the first walk, he undertook a second attempt while blindfolded. Wallenda completed the first walk in seven minute, and did the blindfolded walk in a little over a minute. The telecast was on a ten-second delay in case something went wrong with Wallenda's walk.  Feds Step In After 45 People Shot in Chicago Over Easter Weekend. Chicago’s endemic gang and gun problem, giving the city its nickname “Chiraq.”   The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.  Ebola Epidemic Becomes Global Health Crisis a deadly hemorrhagic fever. Republicans Take Control of the Senate in Midterm Elections. Unexpected deaths of both Robin Williams & Joan Rivers left fans in tears. Robin Williams, 63, committed suicide & Joan Rivers 81, fell into a medically induced coma later dying from brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.  

See More

2015

Principal Susan Lofton is Removed from her position as Senn Principal and escorted out of the building by the CBOE inspector pending an investigation that she "Lowered Test Scores to keep Special Needs Kids Out of Senn".  *See Principals Alley for full details. 14th Principal Mary P. Beck has now come to Senn to take the helm and lead the students into excellence.  Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup yet again for the third time in six years, establishing a "puck dynasty" nationwide and arguably becoming the best team in the NHLVideo of the Shooting of Laquan McDonald is released by court order, and protests ensue after he was shot by a cop 16 times and was unarmedGun deaths became as common as traffic deaths in the U.S.   Millennials surpassed boomers as the biggest U.S. generation.  Same-sex marriage became a right in the U.S.  NASA confirms the presence of water on Mars.  195 countries endorse the Paris agreement to limit climate change of which 2 years later Trump reneges and is the only country to pull out. 

See More
2016 yearbook

2016

Please see ***Note at top of this page. Chicago Cubs wins the World Series after 108 years.  McDonald's announces it will move its headquarters from Oak Brook to the West loop.  Protesters successfully disrupt a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump preventing him to visit Chicago's rally.  Chicago's 762 homicides is highest in 19 years.  The American unemployment rate plummeted to its lowest level since the recession.  The U.S. Treasury announced it would replace former President Andrew Jackson with abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.  The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic GamesUnited States athletes were virtually unstoppable at this year's Olympic games. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won another five gold medals in Rio, bringing his career grand total to 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold. More Women Were Elected to the Senate Than Ever Before.   Boxing icon - Muhammad Ali dies.  Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated to be president by a major U.S. presidential party.  A Video of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women surfaced. 

2017

{1 picture in this album}  Please see ***Note at top of this page. Chicago - approves public high school "post-graduation plan" graduation requirement.  45th. President Donald J. Trump sworn into office by colluding with the Russians after rigging the U.S. election.  Women's protest against U.S. president Trump.  Harvey Weinstein & the #MeToo Revolution.  Trump reset the clock & reversed everything President Obama had progressively moved forward with for the good.   Deadliest Shooting In U.S. History 58 people died & 546 were injured when a lone gunman took aim at crowds enjoying a concert.  White Supremacists & Nazi's rally march in North Carolina leaving 3 people dead & Racist Trump Not refusing to disavow their movement. 

See More
2018 yearbook

2018

*This book has not yet been printed. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

2019 yearbook

2019

*This book has not yet been printed.

2020 yearbook

2020

*This book has not yet been printed. The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.